Dr Elena Raevskikh


Researcher, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Elena Reavskikh has ten years of professional experience, combing work as researcher and project manager with a focus on the potential of culture for social and economic well-being. Her research interests lay in (1) conceptualizing the role of culture in an economy that is increasingly empowered by knowledge management and competitive intelligence; (2) developing metrics to capture the economic and social value of culture; (3) advising policies and supporting action of the policymakers in the culture sector. Dr. Elena Raevskikh currently works at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates, where she oversees the development of the CultureSTATS-AD project, a knowledge platform that enables an in-depth exploration of the Abu Dhabi culture sector, as well as the emirate’s heterogeneous cultural fabric. CultureSTATS-AD project combines existing data with new research, statistics, and analysis to create a bigger picture of how culture is driving the emirate forward.